Since 2008, more than half of the global popuation lives in urban areas. In 2030, 60% of the population will live in cities, which means 2 billion new urban citizens. We are building the equivalent of a city the size of Vancouver every week and most of this growth takes place in developing crounties, creating [...]
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Dirt! The Movie is an insightful and timely film that tells the story
of the glorious and unappreciated material beneath our feet.
Inspired by William Bryant Logan’s acclaimed book Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, Dirt! The Movie takes a humorous and substantial look into the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to. Dirt! The Movie will make you want to get dirty!
Ah, Spring. The flowers are in bloom, love is in the air, and Earth Day is just around the corner. Celebrate this Earth Day by hosting a screening of Dirt! The Movie in your community – at your local library, arboretum, community center or church. Now through April 22, we are offering FREE Shipping of [...]
What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their [...]
From the interwebs: A Free, Pick-Your-Own Orchard Takes Root in Los Angeles. Congratulations to Fallen Fruit! http://www.takepart.com/article/2012/12/10/a-public-orchard-takes-root-in-la?cmpid=foodinc-fb http://ridley-thomas.lacounty.gov/index.php/urban-orchard-in-del-aire/ https://www.facebook.com/FallenFruit Vandana Shiva: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest http://www.alternet.org/environment/vandana-shiva-everything-i-need-know-i-learned-forest?akid=9786.1076899.RGNxVV&rd=1&src=newsletter758412&t=21 20 uses for leftover fruit and vegetable peels http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/responsible-living/stories/20-uses-for-leftover-fruit-and-vegetable-peels
Urban GreenWorks’ James Jiler – Mulch is Gold Wednesday, August 22: a Miami City dump truck the size of a small warehouse rumbles down the driveway to the prison gates. I wait outside, more than excited – for the delivery of its load was almost one-year in the making, an answer to the hard-fought battle [...]